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EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

POSITION SUMMARY:

With particular focus on Health Affairs Blog and Health Policy Briefs, the editorial assistant will support the special content team. This position will help process, edit, and stage content for Health Affairs Blog and Health Policy Briefs, coordinating with both internal and external contributors to ensure posts and briefs are consistent with Health Affairs style and finalized for publication.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Health Affairs Blog 80 %
Process invitations to and submissions from outside contributors for Health Affairs blog
Prepare and format accepted articles, and associated photos and exhibits for posting though Health Affairs. Blog’s backend WordPress site.
Participate with the rest of the Special Content team in regular review and evaluation of submitted blog content.

Health Policy Briefs 20%
Process and coordinate reviewer invitations for Health Policy Briefs. Copyedit and format content for production, working with Deputy Editor and Managing Editor to ensure that Health Affairs house style specifications are satisfied.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

. BA degree in journalism, English, publishing, social sciences, or similar fields.
. Excellent oral and written communication skills
. Experience or interest in social sciences, public policy, health care
. Experience with web publishing platforms such as Wordpress
. Outstanding organizational skills
. Excellent attention to detail
. Good analytical skills
. Ability to work under deadline pressure and juggle multiple tasks
. Ability to work both independently and within team settings
. Proficiency with standard computer software packages (mainly word processing, spreadsheets, and databases)

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

. 1-2 years of professional experience
. Background in policy, health, or publications environment
. Editing experience.
. Work experience with social media

 

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